Women In Business Archives

Dr. Cecilia Rosales: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Dr. Cecilia Rosales

Dr. Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, assistant dean and associate professor, University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health – Phoenix Rosales was appointed to the Academic Technical Council of the Binational Border Health Network, which is comprised of experts from 10 border states to improve response to the challenges posed by public health conditions… Read More →

Dawn Rogers: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Dawn Rogers

Dawn Rogers, executive director and CEO, 2017 Phoenix NCAA Basketball Final Four Before she was hired by the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee, Rogers spent nine years at ASU as senior associate athletics director and senior women’s administrator. Advice: “Reach out to men and women you admire from across fields. I did not realize until I was an athletic… Read More →

Mirja Riester: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Mirja Riester

Mirja Riester, principal, RIESTER Riester owns RIESTER, one of the largest advertising and public relations firms in the western United States. She is an international market researcher, brand management expert and business executive with global marketing experience. Advice: “Be persistent, intuitive and emotional. Our business relies on emotions to connect with audiences, on intuition to identify anticipation… Read More →

Cynthia A. Ricketts: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Cynthia Ricketts

Cynthia A. Ricketts, co-founding partner, Sacks, Ricketts & Case LLP Ricketts, a lifelong resident of Phoenix, focuses her practice on complex consumer and employment class action defense and commercial litigation matters. Prior to founding her firm, Ricketts was the most senior woman partner at DLA Piper. Advice: “Don’t expect it to be easy. Work hard and develop… Read More →

Cathy Reece: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Cathy Reece

Cathy Reece, director, Fennemore Craig Reece chairs Fennemore Craig’s Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights Group focusing on loan workouts,  distressed asset sales, complex restructures of real estate, mining, operating companies, among others. She is recognized  in Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation and Legal Advisor of the Year by M&A Advisor. Advice: “Learn to think outside the… Read More →

Melanie Pate: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Melanie Pate

Melanie Pate, partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP Pate  received the firm’s John P. Frank Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award in 2016 and is former chief counsel of the Arizona Civil Rights Division in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. Advice: “Focus on listening to your clients’ needs and providing practical solutions that mitigate risk… Read More →

Deborah Ostreicher: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Deborah Ostreicher

Deborah Ostreicher, assistant aviation director, City of Phoenix Prior to her current position, Ostreicher lived and worked overseas in corporate responsibility, computers and media. Advice: “Support, don’t compete with, other women. Surround yourself with the smartest people you can find — men and women. You will not only get the job done, but you’ll learn a… Read More →

Mary Orlando: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Mary Orlando

Mary Orlando, assistant vice president of banking and insurance solutions, USAA Orlando led USAA through a complex culture change to improve the member experience for loans. As an expert in process improvement and design, her team shortened the cycle time for third party calls and improved its ability to resolve member problems. Advice: “Be true… Read More →

Pam Nenaber: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Pam Nenaber

Pam Nenaber, CEO, Banner Health Pharmacy Services Prior to her current role, Nenaber was CEO for Banner Gateway Medical Center and COO for Banner Medical Group, which has more than 1,100 providers in 197 locations across six states. Advice: “Always be willing to try something new. You never know how new experiences may change your perspective and push… Read More →

Dawn Nagle: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Dawn Nagle

Dawn Nagle, executive director, Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA) Nagle oversees MPEXA’s initiatives, creating a stronger Greater Phoenix export-driven regional economy, by making exporting easier for businesses. Advice: “Be collaborative with like-minded businesses and organizations to drive substantial change. Stay razor focused on the end result. Never confuse effort with results.” Surprising fact: “I like a bit of adventure.… Read More →

Kate Maynard Hickman: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Kate Maynard Hickman

Kate Maynard Hickman, senior vice president, Alliance Bank of Arizona One of Alliance’s most seasoned bankers, Hickman currently leads treasury management sales, focusing on the nonprofit and political sectors, while serving on the boards of Ryan House and the Arizona Technology Council. Advice: “Don’t be afraid to start ground level and move around within the organization until… Read More →

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier, partner, Snell & Wilmer LLP McNeil Staudenmaier is nationally recognized in the areas of Native American Law, Gaming Law and Business Litigation. She represents tribes, tribal entities and businesses who engage in commercial transactions with tribes and tribal entities. Advice: “Maintain your reputation. Once lost or tarnished, it is difficult to repair. Never give… Read More →

Fingerpaint taps Candi Luciano to lead creative team

Fingerpaint, a full-service marketing agency with offices in Arizona, Pennsylvania and New York, has named Candi Luciano to build, expand and lead its Scottsdale-based creative team. Luciano brings nearly two decades of marketing experience to Fingerpaint, where she will nurture and provide strategic leadership for the agency’s creative team in its Scottsdale office. She brings… Read More →

Melanie D. Logue: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Melanie D. Logue

Melanie D. Logue, PhD, DNP, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, Grand Canyon University Logue earned her PhD/DNP in her home state of Arizona and has a passion for educating the next generation of nurses. Advice: “Embrace change and continuous quality improvement … Learn how to give and receive feedback in a healthy… Read More →